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Chapter 1 - Women Psych, Stuckless.docx

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PSYC 3480
Noreen Stuckless

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Chapter 1 IntroductionSeptember0714834 PM Why a Psychology of Womendispel myths in society about womensublimation of women in different fieldsdifferences between biology in men and women psychological differences etcand similaritieswomen and men in the working environmenthow the psychology of women has changed historysexual boundariesgender biases practitioners may havemiddle and over age women gender stereotypeslimitations on men and women with workCENTRAL CONCEPTS Sex and GenderSex Biological basis related to body parts organs for reproductionrefers only to inborn physiological characteristics relating to reproduction Gender social constructions of how a male of female should be what roles they playpsychological characteristicssocial categoriesnon physiological Often used interchangeably there is no absolute difference to specify boundariesThe concept known as doing gender states that you express your gender when you interact with other people you also perceive gender in these other peoplefor example posing a baby boy with a foot ball in a photo vs a baby girlthis emphasises that gender is an active dynamic process rather than something that is unchangingThe Extent of Social Biases
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